One of my favorite quotes:“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he or she has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration. Most jobs are often more dull than otherwise. “life is like an old-time rail journey...delays, side tracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” Jenkin Lloyd Jones
I am treating this blog like a journal to keep track of our lives and what we are doing. I am including above a favorite quote that keeps things in perspective.
Dad and I have had a full week of activities. Dad is power washing the fence so it looks new and better yet it is really clean. We live in a dust bowl with new construction so we have quite a job keeping things dust free.
We spent Tuesday as a day out. We went to the Sacramento temple, had lunch and a leisurely ride home and lots of rest when we got home. I also called many of our children an caught up on what is going on in their lives. We so enjoy our children and their families. This is our greatest joy in life next to each other.
Patsy spent the day helping with lunch for a group of 70 missionaries from Northern California who really appreciated the dinner and sang a beautiful song for us written by a missionary in 2000. I had a lot of help and enjoy the visit and had fun fixing lunch for them. Dad has an old school friend from Sonoma that we have met and had lunch with in Chico. We are inviting them over on the 15th to have lunch at our home and visit with them. We all have a lot in common. She is a home ec person and her husband is an outdoor person who studies birds.